NTSB Identification: FTW82FRG22
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 09, 1982 in CIBOLO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/09/1983
Aircraft: BEECH V35A, registration: N7148N
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

BEFORE STARTING THE FLIGHT, THE PILOT WAS INVOLVED IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. HE CALLED AN EMPLOYEE AND ASKED TO BE PICKED UP. THE EMPLOYEE REPORTED THAT THE PILOT WAS DRINKING WHEN HE ARRIVED. THE PILOT INSISTED ON GOING TO THE AIRPORT TO GET KEYS FROM HIS AIRCRAFT. AFTER ARRIVING, THE PILOT INSISTED THAT THEY GO FOR A FLIGHT. THE EMPLOYEE DECLINED, BUT WAS UNABLE TO PREVENT THE PILOT FROM DEPARTING. THE PILOT TOOKOFF AT DUSK. ABOUT TWO OR THREE MINUTES LATER, THE PLANE STRUCK ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINES WHILE MANEUVERING. A TOXICOLOGY CHECK REVEALED THE PILOT'S BLOOD/ALCOHOL LEVER WAS 326 MG PERCENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

INCAPACITATION(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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